Hindustan Motors and Mitsubishi Motors have launched their premium SUV the Montero 09. The Montero 09 is a crowned Dakar rally winner for an unprecedented twelve times. The SUV was launched by Mr. R. Santhanam, managing director, Hindustan Motors Ltd. Also present at the launch were Mr. Y.V.S Vijay Kumar, Executive Vice-President and SBU Head –Chennai Car Plant, Hindustan Motors Ltd. and other company officials.
The exterior of the Montero 09 comes with a refreshingly new chrome-plated front grill making it even more appealing than ever before. This vehicle also has a new seven spoke 17” light alloy wheels which enhances its overall sporty image. The Montero 09 is fitted with Yokahama tubeless radials which enables it to cross rocks, mud, snow and river with ease and is capable of extreme off-roading.
The launch of Montero 09 coincides with HM-Mitsubishi’s inauguration of their second fully-owned showroom – “Autodrome” in Mumbai. The showroom, which opened for business in the Atria Mall ,Worli ,Mumbai incorporates Mitsubishi Motor’s key retail-design elements.
Mr. Santhanam said: “Mumbai has been one of our fastest-growing markets over the past few years. Bringing Mitsubishi Motor’s to Worli is a logical response to that development. In order to build a sustainable, successful business, you have to be present in a market. It is important that we remain committed to our ambitious expansion plans.”
Santhanam added that Mitsubishi Motors has come to Atria Mall to meet the rising demand for HM- Mitsubishi’s luxury vehicles.
This showroom is located in the ground floor of the plush Atria Mall in Mumbai’s business district of Worli and is well connected with other parts of the city. It will showcase only the top-of-the-line products of Mitsubishi Motors for its upwardly-mobile customers.
The Montero 09 is available in both automatic as well as manual transmission version and comes in six exhilarating colours. Black Mica, Deep Blue Mica, Sophia White have beige leather interiors which gives it a warm and elegant appeal. Platinum Beige Metallic, Cool Silver Metallic and Red Metallic have black leather interiors giving a cool sporty look. The Manual Transmission (MT) comes in Cool Silver Metallic and Sophia White while the Automatic Transmission (AT) is available in all six sparkling colours.
HM-Mitsubishi’s philosophy of “One Country-One Price” has led to the pricing of both AT and MT versions of Montero 09 to Rs 41.94 lakhs ex-showroom. The vehicle comes as Completely Built Unit (CBU) and is imported directly from Mitsubishi Motors, Japan.
Montero 09 – Highlights
3.2 litre, Turbo Charged intercooled diesel, Peak Power – 164.5 Ps, Torque – 383 Nm
Common Rail Direct Injection (CRDi)
Automatic Transmission & 5-Speed Manual transmission
Super Select 4WD (SS4-II)
All wheel Independent suspension system
Active Stability and Traction Control (ASTC)
Monocoque design body construction
Superior off-road capabilities
Approach angle: 36.6-degrees
Break over angle: 22.5-degrees
Departure angle: 25-degrees
Maximum Climbing ability: 35-degrees
Wading depth: 700 mm
Maximum angle of Inclination: 45-degrees
Dual SRS airbags
Front Side airbags and 2 Curtain Airbags
Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) body design
3-Point ELR seat belts with Pre tensioners
ABS with EBD
Front disc brakes with 4-pot callipers
7 Spoke 17” Alloy wheels and Yokohama tubeless radials
Premium Leather interiors – Beige & Black leather
Multi Information Display
Rockford Acoustic Design Premium Sound System
860 Watt, 12 Speakers
5.1 Channel theatre surround
In dash 6 CD changer
Audio control in steering
Source: Mitsubishi India